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STOCK ISLAND (CBSMiami/AP) – A woman who died while incarcerated at the Stock Island jail in the Florida Keys apparently passed away from natural causes.

An autopsy is planned for Aracelia Miranda, 52, to determine the exact cause of death.

Miranda was arrested by Key West Police for possessing drug paraphernalia. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy and a nurse notice Miranda, who was in the jail’s sick bay, was lying very still around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

When she didn’t respond when they spoke to her, they went into the cell and found she was not breathing. The officer called for help and they began performing CPR.

Miranda was taken to Lower Keys Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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